September 29, 2010
September 27, 2010
September 26, 2010
Alisa and I have been prepping for weeks, and had a successful and enjoyable time at Bridal Fest yesterday. We made some amazing new friends - from other vendors and folks in the biz to new brides - it was a great day filled with many wonderful things. Here are a few photos of our booth and friends:
September 23, 2010
To celebrate the start of my favorite time of year, (and the first official day of fall!) I wanted to share a freebie with everyone - a festive October desktop calendar. I've starting doing more graphic design on a regular basis - a few logos for local businesses, some blog buttons and headers, and of lots of goodies for the business. I have a growing file of things like this calendar, so I figured I'd start posting them so that others can share in the fun. Okay, maybe the fun is only had by me, but everyone needs a calendar, right?!
The night before was spent finalizing the syllabus for the course he'll be teaching - as well as collecting books, recorder playing. and zucchini-bread-making.
As I ushered him off, I was hit with how far we've come since the last time we were in school- we've been college graduates for over three years now, moved twice, lost family members, met new friends, had many adventures, and prayed over and over for Grad school - and now here we are.
When Matthew returned home last night after a full day, he said breathlessly:
"I can't believe I get to have this much fun everyday!"
When asked, "what would you like to do to CELEBRATE!?"
This is what my dear husband chose:
|oreo/chocolate pudding pie with cinnamon vanilla whipped cream|
Here's to my brilliant husband -CONGRATS!
September 21, 2010
This morning I woke up feeling...cranky. After a night of tossing and turning, with only a few hours of solid sleep, and the still devastating lack of coffee in the kitchen, I knew that I needed an attitude adjustment or else it was going to get ugly. Thankfully I'm married to a wonderful man and live with a rambunctious black lab - who both have amazing attitude-adjusting-powers. We decided on a morning walk around our beautiful neighborhood.
|someone's raring to go...|
|this house may look harmless...but a freakish shaved cat resides here, and likes to chase us...it's truly frightening. thankfully, no sighting today.|
|love that yellow.|
|touches of fall.|
|cute little ones off to school.|
September 19, 2010
It's easy, relatively quick, and deliciously good.
- 4-6 Tbsp butter
- 1 pound of top sirloin or tenderloin, cut thin into 1-inch wide by 2 1/2-inch long strips
- 1/2 cup sliced onions (slice from pole to pole)
- 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, to taste
- Splash of Sherry
- 1 cup of sour cream at room temperature
- Whole wheat egg noodles
3. Increase heat to high, and add another couple tablespoons of butter. Add sliced mushrooms and a splash of sherry and cook for 5 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste.
4. Reduce heat to low, and add sour cream. Stir to combine. Be careful not to boil the mixture as the sour cream will curdle. Add meat and onions, adjust salt and pepper as needed.
5. Serve over egg noodles (we use whole wheat) or another pasta of your choice.
September 18, 2010
September 17, 2010
September 16, 2010
September 14, 2010
September 11, 2010
September 10, 2010
Sorry about the radio silence this past week. Our business has leaped into the realm if mega-busy, and there's a ton to do. And then there's the flurry of etsy orders too (wahoo!). Amidst all the craziness, some really wonderful things have occurred.
flash site for La Lune.
Crazy times or not - Summer has just flown by, and I'm really starting to feel the changing of the seasons. Cloudy days, leaves already starting to change, and it's still freaking me out to see Halloween costumes and decorations everywhere. And Christmas is right around the corner!
We've been enjoying the end of Summer...being outdoors, antique faires, enjoying visits from parents, and taking full advantage of the loveliness from Alisa's garden.
|Here's Kath and I at the Funky Junk show.|
September 2, 2010
|A little drop of rain|
|spreading the word|
|This store had some of the most beautiful vintage clothes I've ever seen...can't wait for our event!|